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Mental Health/Addictions Technician (AAS)

Strong people skills, good oral communication, problem-solving skills, and the ability to interact with individuals with mental health or addictions issues are skills required for this field. Students must be open to working with diverse populations in diverse settings. The online program is designed to prepare students to work in entry level positions in mental health or addictions treatment facilities. Mental Health/Addictions Technicians may be employed in mental health and drug treatment centers, human service centers, hospitals, and public and private residential treatment centers. Technicians will typically work under the supervision of social workers, registered nurses, addictions counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists.

51 required program credits Minimum
62 required credits for AAS

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

The students completing the program will be able to:

1. Communicate and interact effectively with healthcare team and the clients.

2. Utilize the knowledge and skills in the workplace.

3. Recognize the role diversity plays in individual, group, and family dynamics. Employment opportunities are projected to increase; however, state and federal funding may influence the number of positions that will be available.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

AH 231 Healthcare Law & Ethics - 1 CREDIT
BIOL 115 Human Structure & Function - 3 CREDITS
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers - 3 CREDITS
ENGL 110 College Composition I - 3 CREDITS
HPER 210 First Aid & CPR - 1 CREDIT
MHA 201 Mental Health I - 4 CREDITS
MHA 205 Mental Health II - 4 CREDITS
MHA 210 Addictions I - 4 CREDITS
MHA 215 Addictions II-  4 CREDITS
MHA 220 Internship - 3 CREDITS
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology - 3 CREDITS
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology - 3 CREDITS
PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology - 3 CREDITS
SOC 115 Social Problems - 3 CREDITS
SOC 235 Cultural Diversity - 3 CREDITS
SWK 200 Introduction to Helping Relationships - 3 CREDITS
SWK 256 Introduction to Human Services - 3 CREDITS
Electives - 9 CREDITS

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